From On the Red Line:
The National Zoo is holding a free Valentine’s Day-themed event on February 12th. “Woo at the Zoo” will focus on the mating behaviors of the zoo’s inhabitants. There will be free snacks on hand and a cash bar. All participants will also receive a free long-stemmed rose and a Valentine treat.The event will be from 6:30 or 8:30 PM in the zoo’s visitor center auditorium. Although the event is free, you need to register in advance to reserve your space.
We went to the annual ZooLights exhibit/festival at the National Zoo last Saturday night. It was a cold night, but there was a light snow and the experience ended up being quite wonderful. A number of the animal houses are open, so you can duck inside and look at the animals and get warm. My partner has photos and his impressions of our visit last Saturday here at One Photograph A Day.
You can still take in ZooLights on these nights: December 12-14; 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night; and December 18-30 (except 24th & 25th): 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $12; $6 for members of Friends of the National Zoo, and can be purchased online through Ticketmaster.